10 Business Travel Tips for Working Away
There are a variety of business travel tips you can take on board to help you whilst working away in serviced accommodation and at Boutique Rooms we are here to help you focus and get in the zone. The workday can be stressful and difficult enough as it is, without having to deal with a completely new and alien environment!
At Boutique Rooms, our guests have access to comfortable working environments at both of our gorgeous properties The Retreat and The Buddha House to help promote calmness and concentration. Both properties offer freedom from pesky distractions and loud noise to help you to make the most out of your workday. Our accommodations are also situated in idyllic town locations, allowing you to explore, immerse and unwind!
Take a look below at our top 10 business travel tips, and feel free to get in contact with any questions or queries you may have about your upcoming trip!
1. Pack Light!
There is nothing that adds more to the stress of travel and working away than over-packing and lugging huge cases around! This is why one of our top business travel tips is to always pack as light as possible!
The simpler your packing, the more uncluttered your mind will be, allowing you to tackle a stressful situation with a better mindset.
2. Make the Most Out of the Quiet Surroundings!
In today’s world, it is rare that we get a moment’s peace with hyper children, loud traffic, and constant things to do! When you work away, you have an excuse to block out the noise and chatter, and spend the necessary time alone to work without interruptions.
We are so lucky here at Boutique Rooms that our properties are situated in serene, countryside locations, allowing you to make the most out of the calm and quiet, if only for a little while!
3. Eat Well with Self-Catered meals
We know that working away from home and staying in a hotel environment, that it is easier and simpler to just eat out night after night. However, this racks up cost and potentially your waistline!
At Boutique Rooms, you have your own private kitchen to cook healthier, cheaper meals to your heart’s content! However, if you still want to cook that pizza, burger, or kebab at least it is cheaper!
4. Make Time to Relax
One of our top business travel tips is to schedule time to turn off the work mobile and RELAX! Despite you going away to work, you don’t actually have to work 24/7.
You can actually have some time to yourself, whether it be to explore the local sites, to kick back in front of the tv or to spend time chatting to family and friends. Maintaining a work/life balance is just as important when you are away from home!
5. Don't Go 'Off-Grid'
It can be easy to immerse yourself in work and your new surrounding when working away. However, it is so important to keep regular contact with your loved ones back home.
You know what you are doing each day, however, those back at home might be wondering whether you are safe, happy and not too stressed! A simple daily check-in through text or phone call will be enough, and it will show that you are thinking of them also.
6. Experience the Surroundings Like a Local
Just because you’re working away, doesn’t mean that you can’t play away! Make sure that you enjoy and have fun on your trip away. There is no beedy-eyed receptionist waiting at our serviced accommodations, so feel free to come and go as you please with minimal disturbances.
Our properties are set in fantastic locations, close to the main attractions of nearby towns and the counties of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire so make the most out of your stay with us!
7. Be Sure to Check Directions & Parking
This is one of our most important business travel tips! The night before you leave for your trip away, make sure to double-check the directions and check-in with your sat-nav, phone map, or route planner and prepare for any possible issues or hold-ups on the road.
At Boutique Rooms, parking is not an issue with exclusive on-site parking, so you won’t be fumbling and driving around aimlessly in an attempt to find a suitable space!
8. Take Advantage of the Host's Knowledge
At Boutique Rooms, our hosts are experts in the surrounding areas of our properties, so for a personal recommendation on things to do, see and eat don’t be afraid to reach out and ask!
Compared to looking on Google, our hosts know the local haunts, the best underrated visits, and trips off the beaten path, so if it is a unique experience you are looking for when staying with us for your trip away, feel free to contact us!
9. Don't Forget the Essentials!
Minimalism and packing light can be all well and good when you aren’t working away, and even though it is recommended for minimal stress and worry, you have to remember the important items, no matter how large or heavy, so that your trip away isn’t a total disaster!
The last thing you need is to have a workday laid out with lots of important tasks to complete, and then your laptop dies because you forgot your charger! Create a checklist before your trip to ensure the important items are never forgotten!
10. Let Us Cater for You
One of our final business travel tips is to let us help you as much as you need! You already have enough on your plate with deadlines, a new alien work environment and the stresses of being away from home, so we want to help you make your experience as stress-free as possible!
Please don’t be afraid to reach out to us – no request is too big or too small. After all, your happiness is our priority!
We hope this list of our top 10 business travel tips has been informative and has provided you with the knowledge you need when you next work away from home!
We are always on hand to offer any advice, to provide information, or to answer any queries you might have. Just get in touch below, and we will respond to your request as soon as possible!